Asia Bizz: South Korean electronics giant LG has launched its Optimus SOL and Optimus Hub smartphones in the Indian market on February 8, 2012. The handsets are powered by the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

The name ‘Sol’ is a Latin word which means sun. While talking about its name, Samsung  said that it has been named  due to the brightness of its screen with 3.8 inches Ultra AMOLED display.

The new screen claims to deliver twice the clarity of a traditional AMOLED screen. The Sol is powered by a 1.4 GHz processor and features 5 MP auto focus camera. The other connectivity features of the smartphone include DLNA, Wi-Fi, GPS and HSDPA connectivity options.

The president of the South West Asia region and MD LG India, Soon Kwon said that the Optimus series has been testimony to customer’s requirement and the latest features an Award winning range. Kwon added that the latest launch reflects their commitment to deliver innovative and unparalleled smartphone experience to their customers. The Optimus Hub has a TFT capacitive touchscreen and features 5 MP camera with auto focus and face and smile detection capabilities. The Hub runs on 800MHz ARM v6 processor and has connectivity features like EDGE, GPRS, 3G and Wi-Fi.

The Sol has been priced at Rs 19,000 while the Hub at Rs. 14,500.